The first hat I made for my friend was with a red yarn. The yarn was one of the first skeins of year I received when I started crocheting, Sadly, I didn't keep the label, so I don't remember what the brand was.
I followed the pattern completely, including changing the hook from the J/6.00 MM hook for the brim to the K/6.50 MM hook for the body. Glad to say that my friend really liked it, especially the fact that it was snug on the brim. The hats she bought from the store would eventually loosen up around the edging, defeating the purpose of covering her head. I didn't take a picture of the hat I made her after I completed it. The next time I see her I will try.
I am trying to pattern again, only this time I increased the size of the brim from 8 to 12 single crochet stitches. So far it looks good, but I might have to use the whole skein this time to finish the top.
All in all, this is a great beginners hat pattern.